XVII INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES With the aim of explaining the practical and organizing aspects related with the XVII International Scientific Congress of the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (INCA), that will be held between November 22 and 26, 2010 at his headquarters in San José de las Lajas, Havana, is offered to all national and foreigner participants the following SECOND CIRCULAR On November 22 (Monday) will be lectured the Pre-Congress Courses: - Trazability and Inocuity in Productive Chains Dr. Jurgen Pohlan (Alemania) Dr. Félix Cañet (MINAG, Cuba) Dr. Mariza Chailloux (MINAG, Cuba) - Advances in Mycorrhizal Symbiosis Management Dr. Chantal Hamel (AGRICULTURE-CANADA, Canada) Dr. Concepción Azcón-Aguiar (EEZ-CSIC, España) Dr. Ramón Rivera (INCA, Cuba) - Present Problems in Soil Classification Dr. Norma A. García (UNAM, México) Dr. Alberto Hernández (INCA, Cuba) - Greenhouse Effect Gas (GEG) Mitigation from Agriculture Dr. Carlos López (INSMET, Cuba) M.Sc. Pedro Valentín (INSMET, Cuba) - Oligosacarins and Brasinosteroids: Uses and Perspectives in Agriculture Dr. Inés Reynaldo (INCA, Cuba) Dr. Miriam Núñez (INCA, Cuba) Dr. Alejandro Falcón (INCA, Cuba) - Role of Statistics in Agricultural Research Dr. Alberto Caballero (INCA, Cuba) M.Sc. Edison Vázquez (Univ. Loja, Ecuador) The scientific activities of the Congress, to be held between November 23 and 26, include the following Symposia and Workshops: - IX ECOLOGICAL AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE SYMPOSIUM (AES) Coordinator: Dr. Ángel Leyva Galán . Advances in the Use of Agroecological Techniques Workshop . Agronomical Management of Crops Workshop . Trends in Protected Crops Management Workshop . Integrated Management of Crops in Sustainable Agriculture Workshop - VI CHARACTERIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RHIZOSPHERIC MICROORGANISMS SYMPOSIUM (CMM) Coordinator: Dr. Blanca de la Noval Pons . Advances in Mycorrhizal Symbiosis Studies Workshop . Advances in Mycorrhizal Inoculants Management Workshop . Agricultural Use of Rhizobacteria Workshop - V PLANT BREEDING AND PHYTOGENETIC RESOURCES CONSERVATION (MCF) Coordinator: Dr. Carlos Moya López . Plant Breeding of Priorized Crops Workshop . Trends in Phytogenetic Resources Management Workshop . Mutation Induction in Plant Breeding Workshop - II EDAPHOLOGY AND PLANT NUTRITION SYMPOSIUM (ENP) Coordinator: Dr. Adriano Cabrera Rodríguez . Edaphology and Soil Fertility Workshop . Mineral and Organic Nutrition of Crops Workshop . Integrated Nutrition in Citrus Workshop - II ENDOGENOUS DEVELOPMENT, LOCAL INNOVATION AND AGRICULTURAL EXTENSIONISM SYMPOSIUM (DEI) Coordinator: Dr. Rodobaldo Ortiz Pérez . Diversity and Productive Systems Workshop . Local Innovation Organization Workshop . Integrated Systems Management in Agricultural Farms Workshop . Learning and Training in Local Innovation Workshop . Fairness and Gender in Local Agricultural Innovation Workshop - II PLANT ECOPHYSIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM (EFV) Coordinator: Dr. Eduardo Jerez Mompies - VIII FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTAL PLANTS WORKSHOP (FPO) Coordinator: M.Sc. Ma. Regla Soroa Bell - VII PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP (BTV). Coordinator: Dr. Ma. Margarita Hernández Espinosa - VII INFORMATIZATION IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES WORKSHOP (ICA) Coordinator: Dr. René Florido Bacallao - VI BIOACTIVE PRODUCTS WORKSHOP (PBA) Coordinator: Dr. Inés Reynaldo Escobar - V STATISTICS APPLIED TO AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES WORKSHOP (EAA) Coordinator: Dr. Alberto Caballero Núñez - III GLOBAL CHANGES, MEN AND AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES WORKSHOP (CGA) Coordinator: Dr. Humberto Ríos Labrada Included in Congress activities, the following Technical Tours will take place: – Plant breeding, local innovation and participatory research in La Palma location (Pinar del Río) (Joint activity of MCF, DEI, BTV and CGA Symposia and Workshops) – Biofertilizers use and management in La Habana and Ciudad de la Habana (Joint activity of CMM and ENP Symposia) – Flowers and ornamental plants production in La Habana (Activity of FPO Workshop) – Properties evolution of Red Ferralitic lixiviated soil (Nitisols) in La Habana (Activity of ENP Symposium) – Citrus management in Jagüey Grande, Matanzas (Activity of Integrated Nutrition in Citrus Workshop, ENP Symposium) – Scientific ecoturism in La Habana agriculture (Joint activity of EFV Symposium and PBA Workshop) In addition, Masterly Conferences of general interest will be lectured by Cuban relevant scientific figures, besides celebrating Satellite Meetings of Networks, Associations and Working Groups related with national and regional agriculture programs. Also, it will be continued the Books and Technical Multimedia Presentations, as in former Congresses. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE CONGRESS Every scientific activity will be presented in Spanish. PAPER PRESENTATION Papers may be presented either as Oral communications or as Posters, and just one paper as first author. In both cases, a Short Summary (up to 250 words) and an Expanded Summary (not surpassing 10 pages), only by e-format, together with the Registration Coupon should be sent to the Organizing Committee before July 15, 2010. Nevertheless, applicants are requested to send them as soon as possible, to make paper selection feasible. Presentation rules are detailed as follows for both summaries. Awards will be given to the best papers presented as Posters in each Symposium and Workshop by an appointed Jury, taking into account design and presentation, as well as content and relevance of selected papers. Short Summary Rules TITLE (Arial 12): SINGLE-SPACED LINES OF CAPITAL LETTERS IN BOLD TYPE, CENTERED ON THE PAGE Full name of first author1, Full name of other authors2 (Centered, Arial 11 in bold type) 1- Institution of first autor, Country, e-mail 2- Institution of other authors, Country (Arial 10 in bold and italic types) The short summary, in single block, should not exceed 250 words in Arial 11, on single- spaced lines, 21,0 x 29,7 cm sheets (US letter-size), with all margins set at 2,5 cm. The text must present objectives, current status of the subject, methods or techniques employed and results, besides including three key words at the end to identify the paper. Key words: first, second, third (Arial 11 in bold type) Expanded Summary Rules TITLE (Arial 12): SINGLE-SPACED LINES OF CAPITAL LETTERS IN BOLD TYPE, CENTERED ON THE PAGE Full name of first author1, Full name of other authors2 (Centered, Arial 11 in bold type) 1- Institution of first autor, Country, e-mail 2- Institution of other authors, Country (Arial 10 in bold and italic types) The text should be written in Spanish using Arial 11 on single-spaced lines, 21,0 x 29,7 cm sheets (US letter-size), with all margins set at 2,5 cm. It should not exceed ten sheets, including tables and graphs, which must be inserted inside the text. Graph titles should appear at the bottom, whereas table titles at the top. International Unit System must be used. Tables and graphs sent in separate files will not be accepted. Complementary instructions on the expanded summary contents: Title: It should briefly present work subject and include some adequate key words. Authors should write their full names, following short summary rules, and their corresponding affiliation. Introduction: It should briefly indicate work motivation, significance and purposes to the reader. Materials and Methods: It should explain the methodology, giving some emphasis just to the most important aspects and, whenever possible, referring to conventional methods without describing them. It is essential to explain how experimental data have been evaluated and analyzed. Results and Discussion: It should describe the most striking observations and discuss each relevant result related to the hypothesis stated, objectives and previous literature reviewed. References: The writing rules should be: author, title, publication, pages and year. Poster Rules Size: Posters should have a 0,90 m (wide) x 1,00 m (long) area. Title and affiliation: Title letters should be at least 2,5 cm high in dark ink, contrasting with the other parts of the poster, and also include authors’ or speaker’s name and institutional affiliation in a smaller letter type. Body: Graph and table headlines as well as the text should be at least 1 cm high, so that they can be read 2 m far away; besides, avoiding complex paragraphs or sentences. Graph, tables and photos: Their letters and numbers should follow the same rules as the text. Additional information: It is desirable to write speaker’s or authors’ e-mail in the poster for identity purposes and further correspondence. IMPORTANT CLOSING DATES Reception of Registration Coupon and Up to July 15, 2010 Short Summary Confirmation of Paper Acceptance Up to September 15, 2010 Reception of Expanded Summary Up to September 30, 2010 ¡PAPERS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT HAVE GUARANTEE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM BOOK AND CONGRESS MEMORIES CD-ROM! REGISTRATION FEES Category Nationals Foreigners (CUP1) (CUC2) Delegates 200,00 200,00 Students (undergraduate) - 125,00 Companions - 100,00 Pre-Congress Courses 30,00 30,00 (all categories) Technical Tours 30,00 30,00 (all categories) 1 2 CUP= Cuban Peso; CUC= Cuban Convertible Peso Cuban participants will pay in national currency whereas students must present a credible oficial college certification. Registration fee may be paid in cash while crediting or by check addressed to: in national currency: UPR - Instituto de Ciencia Agrícola (without abbreviation) Cuenta 0619201014206710 in foreign currency (recomendable in Euros or any other but USD): XVII Congreso Científico del INCA Cuenta 0300000004064420 Banco Financiero Internacional - Sucursal Habana Libre Address: Calle 25 e/ L y M, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba SWIFT Code – BFICCUHH REGISTRATION FEE RIGHTS Congress accreditation and documentation (Program, Summary Book and CD-ROM containing Congress Memories). Participation in all Congress scientific activities, except Pre-Congress Courses and Technical Tours. Lunch and snack during Congress. “Cuban Night” (cultural-recreational activity with dinner) Participant´s Certificate. Cuban delegates may ask for round-trip bus transportation service from different central places of Havana City to the Congress headquarters. Likewise, delegates from other provinces of Cuba will reckon with some accommodations, however limited, so that those interested in making any reservation should send their application to the Organizing Committee who will provide them according to available facilities. Correspondence related with XVII International Scientific Congress of INCA should be addressed to: Executive Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org For further information about INCA and the Congress you may visit our Web page: http://www.inca.edu.cu IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TO CUBA…! Cubanacán Travel Agency, the Official Recipient of the XVII International Scientific Congress of INCA, supplies the following offers for you to stay in Cuba during the Congress even including pre- and post-Congress days: Hotels Single room (1 person) Double room (2 persons Vedado (3*) 60.00 45.00 St John (3*) 60.00 45.00 Tryp Habana Libre (5*) 115.00 76.00 Nacional de Cuba (5*) 130.00 100.00 The prices mentioned above refer to each person per night in CUC, which will be only valid from November 1 to 30, 2010, besides fulfilling the regulations established by Cubanacán Travel Agency´s Business Board and Cuban Ministry of Tourism for the adjustments, payments and cancellations policy, including the following detailed services: A room & breakfast plan accommodation is provided in all the hotels offered. Transportation from Havana International Airport to the hotel previously booked (the guest should report the flight date and number while making the reservation or at least notify it 72 hours before the arrival). Transportation from the hotel to the Havana International Airport (the guest should report the flight date and number at least 72 hours before the departure; also the guest will be waiting in the hotel lobby for three hours earlier to be taken to the airport in time). Participants in Pre-Congress Courses at INCA on November 22 (Monday) will be transported in groups from the hotel by an air-conditioned bus with a specialized guide at 7:30 am; later on, they will be back to the hotel after finishing them. Participants in scientific and social activities of the Congress at INCA (November 23-26) will be transported in groups every day from the hotel by an air-conditioned bus with a specialized guide at 7:30 am; later on, they will be back to the hotel after finishing them at 17:30 pm, except the day of “Cuban Night”, when they will come back at 23:00 pm. Assistance by Cubanacán Travel Agency staff is assured. It´s not included: Air ticket to Cuba. Congress registration fee or payment of related activities. Airport tax (25,00 CUC), to be paid in the airport when departing Cuba. Telephone calls. Medical insurance. Individual transportation. Lunchs and dinners. MIGRATORY REGULATIONS People traveling to Cuba must have an updated passport or a travel document issued at his name and a respective visa or tourist card, which can be obtained at any Cuban Consulate Office worldwide and in some Travel Agencies and Airlines. IMPORTANT NOTES - Congress will be held between November 22 and 26, 2010. - Payment should be done directly in Cuba to Cubanacán staff, at arriving to Havana, in cash and CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos). - Lodging for pre- or post-Congress stay could be request one day before or one day after Congress. - Final custumers may request invitation letters for migratory procedures. - All applications should be submited with no less than 72 hours before starting tourist services; on the contrary hotel and transportation reservations can not be accomplish. To ask for reservation, please submit the following information: Names and family names Selected hotel indicating room type (single, 1 pax; double, 2 pax) Flight and arrival date to Cuba Flight and departure date from Cuba For further information or reservation application please contact: Ing. Eduardo González Díaz Sales Executive Cubanacan Travel Agency Tel: (537) 204 5009; 204 4867; 204 4879 Fax: (537) 204 4791 E-mail: email@example.com NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES XVII INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS November 22 to 26, 2010 REGISTRATION COUPON NAME AND SURNAME: SEX: M___F___ INSTITUTION OF ORIGIN: MAIL ADDRESS: COUNTRY: E-MAIL: TELEPHONE: PLEASE, MARK (X= AT THE SELECTED CHOICE: _____I am interested in attending the Congress without presenting any paper _____I am going to attend the Congress and present: Oral communication_____ Poster_____ _____I am interested in attending Pre-Congress Courses _____I am interested in going on Technical Tours _____I need some accommodation facilities (just for Cubans) PAPER TITLE: AUTHORS: PROPOSED SYMPOSIUM OR WORKSHOP: We acknowledge you to send or deliver this coupon directly (just by e- format) and as soon as possible to the Organizing Committee at the following address: Executive Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org Foreigners interested in attending the Congress, who require personal invitation letters to be officially allowed to do it, may ask for an application when sending this coupon.